Victor (Japanese “His Master’s Voice” imprint)

~ Label

Annotation

Releases that should be added directly to this label should have the “Dog and Phonograph” (“His Master’s Voice”) Victor imprint, usually on the front flap of the obi.

Do not assume that your catalog number prefix makes this the right label - "Victor" is only one of a couple dozen labels run by Victor Entertainment and and the "VICL" catno template does not indicate which label.

Note that the “V and triangle” logo on the obi spine indicates the company Victor Entertainment, meaning it is present on all Victor Entertainment releases, including sublabels which do not belong here. A list of divisions and labels of Victor Entertainment can be found here :
http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/company/business.html#label
http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/link/

The catalog numbers with the four-letter format XXXX-NNNNN used on many modern Victor releases contain some information about the sublabel and format of the release. How to decode them is described below: (Please extend and correct this list if you have additional information.)

First two Letters:

Third Letter (Media format): See ja:規格品番 (Wikipedia)

Fourth Letter (Sublabel/distributor/other?):

  • B - FlyingStar and BabeStar Label releases
  • F - Video releases of TV show series; generally should not be added to Musicbrainz.
  • J - Unknown; this might be for JVC?
  • L - Normal.
  • P - Unknown; often (but not exclusively) used on releases by foreign artists.
  • Y - Bonus discs (often included in boxes where the third letter is Z.)

First digits of number (Release type): (For releases with 5-digit numbers only)

  • 1 and 3 - Single
  • 6 - Album
  • 7 - Compilation/Best releases
Annotation last modified on 2014-07-07 03:14 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
Botaepyeongjiak: Huimun (ritual) / Pyojeongmanbangjigok: Sangnyeongsan (banquet) (original 1928 release)The Yiwangjik A-Ak Society of Chosun10" Shellac2
  • -1928
49801[none]
戀はやさし関谷敏子Vinyl2
4131
When My Dreams Come True / Just Another KissFranklyn Baur10" Shellac2
21989
Oriental Shuffle / Are You in the Mood?Quintette du Hot Club de FranceVinyl2
26506
I’se a Muggin’ / Oriental ShuffleQuintette du Hot Club de FranceVinyl2
JA-874[none]
Oriental Shuffle / After You've GoneQuintette du Hot Club de FranceVinyl2
JA-874[none]
Shine / In the Still of the NightQuintette du Hot Club de FranceVinyl2
A-1277[none]
Swing Guitars / Georgia on My MindQuintette du Hot Club de FranceVinyl2
JA-1119[none]
Shine / In the Still of the NightQuintette du Hot Club de FranceVinyl2
JA-1363[none]
Stormy Weather / Ill WindLena Horne10" Shellac2
  • US1942-04-03
27819[none]
Do You Want Melon? / Tokyo Shoeshine Boy暁テル子(unknown)2
V-40618
Masterpieces of Koto宮城道雄Vinyl8
JL-7[none]
民謡宮城道雄10" Vinyl8
LV-3
傑作選 第三集宮城道雄10" Vinyl3
LR 522, LR-522
傑作選 第四集宮城道雄10" Vinyl4
LR 523, LR-523
傑作選 第一集宮城道雄10" Vinyl4
LR-520
傑作選 第二集宮城道雄12" Vinyl5
LR-521
夜のハスキー 松尾和子ムード集 第2集松尾和子10" Vinyl8
LV152
東京ドドンパ娘渡辺マリ7" Vinyl2
VS-458[none]
可愛いいベビー中尾ミエ7" Vinyl2
PV-5[none]
A Slice of LifePorter Wagoner12" Vinyl12
RA 5100
Romantic Italian SongsSergio Franchi7" Vinyl4
SCP-3520[none]
Pastures of PlentyPeter Tevis7" Vinyl2
SS 1360
Easy Listening BluesB.B. King12" Vinyl10
VIP-5022
七人の刑事松尾和子7" Vinyl2
VS-662[none]
島のブルース/長崎慕情和田弘とマヒナスターズVinyl2
  • JP1963-04-20
VS-998
Sayuri to Anata吉永小百合12" Vinyl12
JV-5089[none]
Our Man From ItalySergio Franchi7" Vinyl4
SHP-2220[none]
Awa Crazy Dance/Japanese Folks Songs In Elec.Guitars [阿波踊り/エレキギターで民謡を]ザ・スペイスメン12" Vinyl12
SJV 156
愛して愛して愛しちゃったのよ(琴とエレキギター)米川敏子, ザ・スペイスメン12" Vinyl12
SJV 157
愛して愛して愛しちゃったのよ和田弘とマヒナスターズVinyl2
SV-237
教えて頂だい / ベッドで煙草を吸わないで沢たまき7" Vinyl2
SV-390
女のためいき森進一Vinyl2
  • JP1966-06-20
SV-430[none]
東京みれん森進一Vinyl2
  • JP1966-10-30
SV-485[none]
夜のためいき松尾和子Vinyl12
SJV237
女の波止場森進一Vinyl2
  • JP1967-01-15
SV-511[none]
凍原(ツンドラ)沢たまき7" Vinyl2
  • JP1967-01-15
SV-515
女の酒場森進一Vinyl2
  • JP1967-04-15
SV-550[none]
カスバの女沢たまき7" Vinyl2
SV-561
女の岬森進一7" Vinyl2
  • JP1967-07-15
SV-588[none]
恋の歓び/オレンジの木の下で吉永小百合スクール・メイツ7" Vinyl2
  • JP1967-09-10
SV-615
命かれても森進一7" Vinyl2
  • JP1967-09-10
SV-616[none]
盛り場ブルース森進一7" Vinyl2
  • JP1967-12-05
SV-1008[none]
Surrealistic PillowJefferson Airplane12" Vinyl11
SHP-5640[none]
The Far East SuiteDuke Ellington12" Vinyl9
SHP-5641[none]
Experimental Music of JapanVarious Artists12" Vinyl6
SJV-1515
Fascinating Tenor - Sax Vol. 3松浦ヤスノブ, ビクター オーケストラ12" Vinyl14
SJV-275
Tenor Sax Mood DeluxeYasunobu Matsuura12" Vinyl12
SJV-303
Charlie Mariano & Sadao WatanabeCharlie Mariano & Sadao Watanabe12" Vinyl10
SMJ-7446
花のさだめ中尾ミエ7" Vinyl2
SV-1009[none]
君こそわが命佳川ヨコ7" Vinyl2
SV-532
銀座のマリア佳川ヨコ7" Vinyl2
SV-555
あの人は何処に佳川ヨコ7" Vinyl2
SV-619
夜と恍惚とため息と青江三奈森進一Vinyl12
  • JP1968-02-05
SJV-258[none]
湯の町の女森進一7" Vinyl2
  • JP1968-02-05
SV-664[none]
Psychedelic Sounds in JapanThe Mops12" Vinyl12
SJV-356[none]
花と蝶森進一7" Vinyl2
  • JP1968-05-05
SV-1017[none]
恋のシャロック = Sharock中尾ミエ7" Vinyl2
SV-1020[none]
ひとり酒場で森進一Vinyl2
  • JP1968-07-05
SV-726[none]
森進一 女ごころを唄う森進一Vinyl12
  • JP1968-08-15
SJX-4[none]
年上の女森進一7" Vinyl2
  • JP1968-11-05
SV-1033[none]
火遊びのブルース (ステレオ)應蘭芳7" Vinyl2
  • JP1968-11-05
SV-774[none]
淋しそうなあなた中尾ミエ7" Vinyl2
SV-1031[none]
吉永小百合とともに吉永小百合12" Vinyl22
JV-256-S, JV-257-S[none]
そうらん節 / 北海よされ節初代浜田喜一7" Vinyl2
MV-568-S
Newport Uproar!Lionel Hampton And His All-Star Alumni Big Band12" Vinyl9
SHP-5698
Nostalgic Elegy Of Japan. Tenor Mood Ni Yoru Sendo KoutaYasunobu Matsuura12" Vinyl12
SJV 345
池袋の夜・青江三奈のすべて青江三奈2×12" Vinyl12 + 12
SJV-436-7
青江三奈ブルースを唄う青江三奈12" Vinyl12
SJX-6
ピーコック・ベイビー大原麗子Vinyl2
SV-1012
緋牡丹博徒藤純子7" Vinyl2
SV-1042
夕日の海峡佳川ヨコ7" Vinyl2
SV-660
はじめてのデート小山ルミ7" Vinyl2
SV-732
痛い痛い痛いのよ (ステレオ)應蘭芳7" Vinyl2
  • JP1969-03-05
SV-815[none]
盛り場流し歌青江三奈12" Vinyl12
  • JP1969-03-25
SJX-14
港町ブルース森進一7" Vinyl2
  • JP1969-04-15
SV-1045[none]
おんな森進一Vinyl2
  • JP1969-07-25
SV-1054[none]
グッド・ナイト青江三奈12" Vinyl12
SJX-20
忘れられた坊や中尾ミエ7" Vinyl2
SV-1051[none]
花と涙森進一7" Vinyl2
  • JP1969-10-05
SV-1057[none]
無情の夢森進一Vinyl12
  • JP1969-12-05
SJX-10[none]
青い靴のブルース (ステレオ)應蘭芳7" Vinyl2
SV-930[none]
テナー・サックスによる日本流行歌史松浦ヤスノブ2×12" Vinyl12 + 12
JV-278~9-S
ソウルの追求The Helpful SoulVinyl9
SJET-8118
千夜一夜物語 (A Thousand & One Nights)The Helpful Soul12" Vinyl15
SJET-8150
夜の瀬戸内 / 恍惚のテナー松浦ヤスノブ, ビクター オーケストラ12" Vinyl12
SJV-464
流転 / 佳川ヨコ ★ 男心を歌う佳川ヨコ12" Vinyl12
SJX-11
いくつもいくつも目をとじて中尾ミエ7" Vinyl2
SV-1038[none]
あなたの心に中山千夏7" Vinyl2
SV-1056
とまらない汽車中山千夏7" Vinyl2
SV-1067
銀蝶流れ花サリー・メイ7" Vinyl2
SV-890[none]
恋ひとすじ森進一7" Vinyl2
  • JP1970-02-05
SV-1068[none]
波止場女のブルース森進一Vinyl2
  • JP1970-06-05
SV-1078[none]
森進一のブルース森進一Vinyl12
  • JP1970-07-05
SJX-48[none]
銀座の女森進一Vinyl2
  • JP1970-09-15
SV-1084[none]
望郷森進一7" Vinyl2
  • JP1970-12-25
SV-1092[none]
傷だらけの人生鶴田浩二7" Vinyl2
  • JP1970-12-25
SV-2114
真珠を飾った女ヤノス・コベール, オメガ・グループ7" Vinyl2
JET-2026 S
おりじなる・ふぁーすと・あるばむ中山千夏12" Vinyl12
SJX-34
緋牡丹博徒 金髪艶歌サリー・メイ12" Vinyl12
SJX-35[none]